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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRICKING

The bank on either side they were bricking up and cementing.

We have been bricking him up for a lark, and intend keeping him here till the morning.

"To sinking and bricking new well, 32 ft. deep," Reynold replied.

And he found them bricking up the town gate, because it was so wide that little folks could not get through.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French briche "brick," probably from a Germanic source akin to Middle Dutch bricke "a tile," literally "a broken piece," from the verbal root of break (v.). Meaning "a good, honest fellow" is from 1840, probably on notion of squareness (e.g. fair and square) though most extended senses of brick (and square) applied to persons in English are not meant to be complimentary. Brick wall in the figurative sense of "impenetrable barrier" is from 1886.

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